Today Belarus celebrates the International Day of Older Persons. In our country, this category of citizens constitutes more than 15% of the population. There are more women in comparison with men, the ratio is 60 to 36%. Many elderly people in Belarus are actively involved in all spheres of society and continue working. Among the employees of organizations, about 9% of positions are held by people of the venerable age. The average life expectancy in Belarus is 74 and a half years. Over the past 10 years, this indicator has increased by 4 positions.